thirty-somethings

life in all its glory

speed dating in all its glory

on February 15, 2013

Speed dating was very interesting to say the least. I’m so happy I went because it’s something I’ve always wanted to do so now I can cross it off of my bucket list! Yes, speed dating was on my bucket list. Don’t judge me. I don’t think I met anybody that I’m interesting in dating but I met a couple of interesting people. I hope that makes sense. This event was put on through Match.com and I’m a little confused as to how it’s supposed to work after it’s all done. Apparently we’re supposed to get a list of all the members that attended and we message them on there. We can only read and message members if they’ve subscribed to match. How is somebody supposed to read a message if they aren’t a subscribed member? I should’ve asked but once I got there, everything happened so fast! 

So, to change up how I usually write…I decided to take pictures that’ll walk you through my thought process. I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I did taking them. Some of the pictures aren’t attractive and it’s facial expressions like those that probably make me single but hey…it’s who I am and I have a damn good time being me. 

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  1. YAY!!! SPEED DATING!!! 
  2. oh wait, I live in LA. I should’ve left two hours before the start time. It took me 1.5 hours to drive what should have been a 40 minute drive. 
  3. Okay, I’m here! Totally late but I haven’t missed anything just yet. 
  4. WAAAAIIIITTTTTT!! Mr. Awesome. You’re funny, attractive, smart, and all around super awesome. You just walked away from me! Rejection sucks. 
  5. Back from break. Let’s show those pearly whites! 
  6. You said whaaaa?!?!!? An ice breaker question was “what are you most proud of?” The dude answered: NOTHING! How are you proud of nothing? I wouldn’t even say I’ve accomplished all that much in my life but I know I’m a damn good sister, daughter, employee, and student. I’m proud of being alive. 
  7. What time is it?!?!?! It’s just about that time for me to go home. 
  8. We’ve gone full circle folks. The first guy I spoke to is the guy I got along with the most. I stand up….and I realize the dude is literally the shortest guy there. WHAT THE HELL?!?! Not only the shortest guy there but shorter than me 😦 Fuck. He messaged me at 1:49 this morning, eager much?!? Also, picture this: you know how a girl puts hair behind her ear. He did that, constantly! Except…he has short hair. It was very distracting.  

Hope you’ve enjoyed the story! All in all, I don’t think I’ll ever go speed dating again because being rejected to your face multiple times in such a short period of time is pretty disheartening BUT I’m still so glad I went. I’m so incredibly proud of myself for doing something out of my comfort zone and I did it ALL BY MYSELF! yeah! So awesome.  

 

 

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21 responses to “speed dating in all its glory

  1. chrisebpage says:

    I would never have the guts to do speed dating, would make me nervous as hell. Well done, you! Love the blog- C

  2. If a guy plays with his hair when talking to you, it’s supposedly a sign that he’s interested- I guess it means he’s primping to make himself more attractive to you, subconsciously. Go for it! 😉

    hahaha Glad you had fun! Speed dating is a blast!

  3. Dating 2.0 says:

    I love everything about this…the pictures are priceless! And now I need to go speed dating. I’ve always wanted to try it, but you’ve just convinced me.

  4. The Dating Games says:

    I too, have been wanting to try speed dating… I’m sure it’s an interesting experience. Sorry it didn’t go as well as you planned, but at least you got a good story out of it!

    • dsantos85 says:

      I wouldn’t necessarily say it didn’t go as I planned. I didn’t have any expectations going into it. Even though I didn’t met anybody special, I had a blast! You should definitely go. It’s definitely an interesting experience 😀

  5. New Single Guy says:

    Well done on crossing off a bucket list item! I’m not sure if I’ll ever do speed dating. Who knows!

  6. Summer says:

    I’ve always wanted to try speed dating too – just for the experience. At least you can say you’ve done it now! It made for a good post.

  7. Amanda O. says:

    The pictures speak volumes!!! I need to give speed dating a go some time, even if just for the curiosity. Trying to remember which movie a bunch of guys went to speed dating for the free drinks… that was hilarious.

  8. Great way of documenting your experience. Love photo number 4!

    ‘being rejected to your face multiple times in such a short period of time is pretty disheartening’ – it does sound pretty intense. I hadn’t considered that before.

    I hope you enjoy your next venture more!

    • dsantos85 says:

      We were supposed to get the other persons match.com username. In the beginning (first 4-5) guys, we did it automatically. As the night went on, I realized we were only supposed to do it if we were interested. Awkward, right? lol. That’s when it got a little cut throat. One guy, as soon as I got my pen ready…he was already gone!

      Regardless, I still recommend going to it. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed talking to most of the guys. I have my next singles event this coming Thursday. I’m sure I’ll have lots to say on Friday about it. haha

      Glad you liked my post and pictures, thanks for the comment! 😀

  9. […] a speed dating event after reading Deb’s blog post about her experience which you can read by clicking here. Like Deb, it’s been on my dating adventure bucket list and I’m sure it would make for […]

  10. hahahahaha this is awesome 🙂 I just found it to be soooooooooooooo exhausting, but made for a great blog post!!! http://canigeturnumber.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/i-went-speed-dating-this-is-who-i-met/
    -S

  11. SEFTAG says:

    Great Post!

  12. […] a gold digger, I don’t choose guys based on their profession. I mean, remember the guy from speed dating? He was a doctor and I didn’t want to pursue anything with him. Anyways, I needed to get to […]

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